Queen and Prince Philip leave Balmoral to form ‘bubble’ at Sandringham

The Queen, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, appeared in high spirits as they waved to photographers on their way to the airport, where they were whisked away in a private jet.
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ITV takes out full-page ads in every national newspaper to show support for Diversity amid race row
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Thug, 41, admits hacking estranged wife, 31, to death with a Gurkha-style MACHETE
Craig Woodhall, 41, plead guilty to stabbing his estranged wife Victoria in Barnsley on March 29 2020. On September 18 he admitted stabbing the 31-year-old multiple times with a machete.
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Manchester United v Crystal Palace: Premier League – live!
Premier League updates from Old Trafford, kick-off 5.30pm BSTCalvert-Lewin hits hat-trick as Everton fire five past West BromAnd feel free to email Rob with your thoughts 4.41pm BST A couple of surprises in the United team. Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Daniel James start on the right, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Mason Greenwood on the bench. Donny van de Beek is also among the subs. And David de Gea is still United’s first-choice keeper for the time being.Palace make one change from the team that beat Southampton last weekend: Mamadou Sakho replaces Scott Dann. 4.33pm BST Manchester United (4-2-3-1) de Gea; Fosu-Mensah, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Pogba, McTominay; James, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial.Substitutes: Henderson, Bailly, Fred, van de Beek, Greenwood, Ighalo, Wan-Bissaka.Crystal Palace (4-4-2) Guaita; Ward, Kouyate, Sakho, Mitchell; Townsend, McArthur, McCarthy, Schlupp; Ayew, Zaha.Substitutes: Hennessey, Kelly, Inniss, Milivojevic, Meyer, Eze, Batshuayi. Continue reading...
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UK coronavirus cases surge by 4,422 as death toll rises by 27
UK coronavirus cases have soared by 4,422 overnight, amid fears that a second national lockdown is inevitable.
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Nahaarr wins Ayr Gold Cup to give Marquand another Saturday success
Jockey triumphs again a week after taking St Leger7-2 favourite passes Spanish City with two yards to spareFrom a seemingly impossible position, Nahaarr has swooped to win the Ayr Gold Cup under an inspired Tom Marquand, who is becoming every Saturday punter’s favourite jockey. Marquand, who landed the St Leger last weekend, was radiating frustration with his body language at halfway, when Nahaarr could find no way through the pack of horses in front of him.The pair finally found daylight with about 150 yards to run, from which point Nahaarr rocketed forwards. To the joy of those who hammered him down to 7-2 favourite for the cavalry charge, he collared Spanish City with perhaps two strides to spare. Continue reading...
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Sarah Ferguson's heartfelt tribute to mother on anniversary of car crash death
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European Masters Snooker 2020 draw, schedule, TV channel, prize money and odds
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German accent voted sexiest by British blokes - but women have difference choice
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UK coronavirus infections soar by another 4,422 as second lockdown fears mount
The death count of people who have died in the UK after testing positive for Covid-19 has increased on Saturday by 27, reaching a tragic total of 41,759
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How Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death could affect Senate races – and Trump v Biden
Susan Collins of Maine is among vulnerable Republican senators as polls indicate voters trust Biden more on justice picksReport: death of liberal lion gives Trump chance to reshape US US politics – live coverageOn the question of supreme court nominees, the Republican senator Susan Collins has repeatedly threaded the same political needle. It is one with a shrinking eye. Related: Ruth Bader Ginsburg changed America long before she joined the supreme court | Moira Donegan Continue reading...
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Woman injured when she fell from a moving car onto the M25 as she tried to capture Snapchat video
A woman suffered minor injuries when she fell from a moving car onto the M25 as she tried to take a Snapchat video. The incident took place between junction six and the Clacket Lane Services
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Prince Charles of Luxembourg looks adorable at his christening
Born on May 10, the Prince, who is the son of Prince Guillaume, 38, and Princess Stéphanie of Luxembourg, 36, wears a traditional Christening gown today.
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Fact check: Trump and Biden on coronavirus, hoaxes and Obama
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Dancing On Ice drops major hint over four celebs set to join 2021 skating lineup
Dancing On Ice has released some clues as to who is joining the 2021 series of the ITV hit - with fans speculating Denise Van Outen and Jason Donovan among the lineup
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Katie Price's boyfriend Carl Woods drools over star as they enjoy weekend outing
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Ant McPartlin gushes over Declan Donnelly’s beautiful girl Isla in sweet chat
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Death-defying BGT stunt from dance troupe leaves Ashley Banjo gobsmacked
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8 of the most complained about TV moments of all time
<p>From ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ to ‘EastEnders’, here’s a list of shows that have really ruffled viewers’ feathers</p>
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Coronavirus protesters in London 'may get arrested', police warn
Officers try to disperse crowds after ‘outbreaks of violence’ at protest against restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageProtesters “may get arrested” if they defy orders to leave a demonstration in central London against coronavirus restrictions and mass vaccinations, the Met police has warned.More than a thousand people are estimated to have joined the central London rally, among them 5G conspiracy theorists, coronavirus sceptics and “anti-vaxxers”. Continue reading...
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10 Liverpool players who could leave as Jurgen Klopp finalises summer overhaul
Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota are both adding to the Premier League champions' arsenal, but now Jurgen Klopp and his board are looking to trim the squad before next month's transfer deadline
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Tax protester in 2007 standoff requests time served sentence
A New Hampshire man up for resentencing this month over a months-long armed standoff with U.S. marshals in 2007 to protest a tax evasion conviction says he should be sentenced to the 13 years he has already served
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Boris Johnson 'worried about money and affording childcare' on £150k wage
'Boris, like other prime ministers, is very, very badly served', a friend reportedly said
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Martin Keown tells Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang how to become an Arsenal legend
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson holding urgent talks on new lockdown as Labour and Sturgeon press for Cobra meeting
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Proms musician Anna Meredith supports ceremony changes as she’s nominated for Mercury Prize: ‘I’m glad it feels different’
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Around 20,000 schools 'have pupils self-isolating as they can't get Covid test'
Students across the country have been told to go home as ministers grapple with a huge surge in demand for tests, it has been reported
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Dawn Ward looks stunning after recovering from coronavirus
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Food scientist explains why your leftovers always taste better the next day
New research from Asda has found that it’s not just an urban myth that certain foods taste better 24 hours after cooking - dishes like curry and pizza can be tastier
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Influencer sets record straight after trolls said stepdad snap was 'triggering'
Daughter of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak-Biermann, Brielle Biermann, 23, posted an innocent picture sat on stepdad Kroy's lap
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The Social Dilemma: a wake-up call for a world drunk on dopamine?
The new Netflix docudrama is a valiant if flawed attempt to address our complacency about surveillance capitalismSpool forward a couple of centuries. A small group of social historians drawn from the survivors of climate catastrophe are picking through the documentary records of what we are currently pleased to call our civilisation, and they come across a couple of old movies. When they’ve managed to find a device on which they can view them, it dawns on them that these two films might provide an insight into a great puzzle: how and why did the prosperous, apparently peaceful societies of the early 21st century implode?The two movies are The Social Network, which tells the story of how a po-faced Harvard dropout named Mark Zuckerberg created a powerful and highly profitable company; and The Social Dilemma, which is about how the business model of this company – as ruthlessly deployed by its po-faced founder – turned out to be an existential threat to the democracy that 21st-century humans once enjoyed. Continue reading...
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Tim Garland: Refocus review – a classic 60s fusion revisited
(Edition)The saxophonist takes Stan Getz’s unique collaboration with Eddie Sauter in a bold new directionFocus was a 1961 album by Stan Getz, wildly adventurous at the time, in which Getz improvised tenor saxophone solos to music composed by Eddie Sauter, played by a small string orchestra. It’s widely regarded as a Getz masterpiece and a classic in its own right. Now Tim Garland has come up with “a reworking for our time”. Except for the first track, which is taken from part of it note-for-note, Refocus has little obvious connection with the original. But they do share one thing: neither is merely saxophone with string accompaniment. Sauter created seven complete compositions, leaving space for Getz to thread his melodic line through each one. In this case, Garland wrote his own compositions, but left two years before recording the solo part, so he came to it fresh. Stylistically, Tim Garland is half a century away from Getz, in his composition as well as his playing. The whole soundscape is heavier and sometimes darker, especially in pieces such as Dream State and Night Flight, while the saxophone ascends to stratospheric heights rarely attempted in the early 60s. Where Focus was charming, Refocus is challenging and definitely of our time. Continue reading...
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I'd had enough of Zoom – until I took a homemade sushi class
At last, I have acquired a lockdown skill. Now I just need to work on the presentationIn 1994, or thereabouts, I was working the kind of hours that meant lunch was always eaten at my desk – and thanks to this, it was a period in my life that was very miserable. In the post-industrial wasteland around our office, there were no decent sandwich shops; the age of avocado on sourdough was still far in the future. But then, one day, the world turned on its axis. On this particular morning, the chief subeditor returned to her page proofs smugly bearing a bag from somewhere called Pret a Manger, out of which she produced a slim plastic box whose contents she proceeded to eat with small wooden chopsticks. The rest of us were agog. The dinky bottle of soy sauce! The little slices of pickled ginger! We were wasabi green with envy.Fifteen years later, and everything has changed. Thanks to the pandemic, offices everywhere are eerily empty, and the once near-ubiquitous Pret a Manger is embarking on a drastic programme of retrenchment. Meanwhile, sushi is no longer even remotely exotic; there are certain children of my acquaintance who regard a (clammy, tasteless) supermarket California roll as only a slightly more unusual treat than they do a bag of Monster Munch. Most unlikely of all from my point of view, I’ve recently learned to make my own sushi – something of which I am, as I write, embarrassingly proud. (I know this because when I put pictures of my first efforts on WhatsApp, my dear but plain-speaking friend, A, responded with a prawn emoji and … a string of expletives.) Continue reading...
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Greener BP must do more than talk tough on the climate crisis
A company steeped in oil and gas production may not find it easy to convince investors of its environmental credentials‘This is serious stuff,” said BP’s Bernard Looney. The chief executive, speaking last week at the oil giant’s three-day investor event, was talking tough on the need to tackle the climate crisis. He could just as easily have been referring to the existential tightrope that BP, and others in the fossil fuel industry, will need to walk between investor confidence and the rising public pressure to slash their greenhouse gas emissions.Over the course of three days and 10 hours of executive presentations, Looney’s new leadership team sought to convince investors that their plan to become a carbon neutral company will allow them to toe this line successfully. BP’s nascent renewable energy interests will grow while the oil production business that has powered the company for over 110 years will begin to shrink within the next decade. A whiplash of clean energy innovation, carbon capture technologies and emissions offsetting schemes will then power the company to net zero carbon by 2050. Continue reading...
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Suffering John Lewis stands at a crossroads on the high street
The retailer is eyeing a more online future. But as the last big department store standing, could it expand in the real world? Twinkling lights are just visible behind screens where staff are putting the finishing touches to this year’s Christmas displays, but in other parts of the shop, the lights are still off. John Lewis’s flagship store in Oxford Street, central London, is bearing the scars of the pandemic.A restaurant and cafe are closed and there are more staff than customers on the furnishings floor. The fashion floor is also a depressing sight, with tags flagging big discounts on racks of unwanted dresses and officewear. Last week it emerged John Lewis had applied for planning permission to convert entire floors of this shop into office space. It’s not hard to see why. Continue reading...
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Heart and sole: a shoe designer’s Paris home
Daring colour mixes, striking furniture and footwear as decoration are the hallmarks of this townhouse in the 20th arrondissementThere’s something childish in the way I use colour,” says Gherardo Felloni, creative director of Roger Vivier. “In the last 20 years, designers went for beige or grey – safe colours. I am completely the opposite. I am spontaneous, and not afraid.”Step into his three-storey townhouse in the magical Campagne à Paris, a village of cobbled streets and Narnia lampposts in the 20th arrondissement to the east of the city centre, and daring mixes await. A painting of deep and luminous blues hangs in the more formal of two sitting rooms, a pair of 1960s tubular glass sconces originally from the palatial waiting room of the monumental Milan Centrale railway station either side of it. “They are massive, and quite special,” says Felloni, whose comparatively modest home was built as part of a development of 92 houses in the 1920s for working-class families. Continue reading...
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Cities creating racial 'healing' committees to confront past
A growing number of cities across the U.S. are creating committees and task force panels aimed at racial healing
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Stranger threatens girl, takes her into woods and makes her undress
The man threatened his 15-year-old victim as he led her into the woods in broad daylight
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Lisa Armstrong stunned her fans who left gorgeous compliments on her photo after she showcased her latest hairstyle transformation
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Manchester City take on Wolves in the Premier League on Monday and Joe Edwards from the Express & Star explains what to expect.
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David Tennant as serial killer Nilsen beats Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter
Who knew the actor could make a character quite so sinister with just a floppy fringe, plain specs and a Scottish ­mumble? He deserves all the awards for the role, writes Sara Wallis
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Cuties: Netflix cancellations rose significantly in wake of controversy, data suggests
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Six more people have died from coronavirus in Greater Manchester
It brings the total number of deaths in hospitals to 29,735
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London ‘two weeks behind’ new lockdown regions in the north, Sadiq Khan warns
The Mayor of London said he is 'extremely concerned' and it is 'increasingly likely' the capital will be next to go into a regional coronavirus lockdown to battle the sharp rise in case
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